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History of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh

Formation of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh -

The district was carved out of Muzaffarnagar district in September 2011 and named Prabubudh Nagar. Shamli and Kairana tehsils of Muzaffarnagar formed the new district. It was renamed Shamli in July 2012 by the Uttar Pradesh government.

Etymology - According to legend, Shamli is the place where Lord Krishna rested overnight before going for his last attempt of a truce, thus avoiding Mahabharata; its previous name was "Shyama vali." After several years, it came to be known as "Shamli."

History -

The area was prominent during the first struggle for freedom against the East India Company in 1857, but the British army later recaptured the area. The town also witnessed important wars such as the first, second and third Battles of Panipat, and the battles during the rise of the Sikhs.
The district was also at the centre of the successful Green Revolution that helped India become self-sufficient in food production and gave the country confidence during the years after the end of British occupation.



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